Senior Fellow at Centre for International Governance Innovation
I was introduced to the MyData community when Teemu Ropponen came to Canada earlier this year and shared a great presentation at our provincial open data conference about the MyData model. As for me, I’m an open government advocate with a dual background in technology and public engagement. I’m currently a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in the Global Economy program where I work on examining Canadian data and technology policy decisions and their alignment with democratically informed policy and consumer protection. I worked for several years in the tech sector in operations, infrastructure, corporate training, and product management, most recently at Thomson Reuters. As a facilitator at Swerhun Inc., I designed, delivered and supported public consultation processes for various governments and government agencies. In 2014, I founded the Open Data Institute Toronto. In 2016 I co-founded Civic Tech Toronto and in 2017 I co-founded Tech Reset Canada, a group that advocates for public good in the technology sector. I’m also a columnist, guest lecturer, and speaker on open government and public sector technology policy.
The dominant, so far widely successful, business models in the field of personal data are based on mass data collection, analysis and targeting advertisements. We have seen evidence that the public opinion is turning more negative towards such practices and the models are also being challenged by regulators. On this mature market also the competition […]